The main contractor for the Al Bayt stadium in Al Khor in northern Qatar for the semi-finals of the 2022 Fifa World Cup will begin construction at the site this month (September), with 2018 set as the completion date.
Enabling works on Al Bayt Precinct, including temporary onsite offices, hoarding, paving internal roads and ground levelling to enable construction work, are complete, said the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC).
In July, a consortium of Italy’s Salini Impregilo Group, Galfar Al Misnad and Cimolai signed a QR3.11-billion ($850 million) contract with the Aspire Zone, a governmental organisation responsible for the development of sports infrastructure in the country, for the construction, operation and maintenance of the 60,000-capacity Al Bayt stadium.
Other key players on the project include Dar Al Handasah, the design consultant, and Projacs, the project manager. A new workers accommodation is also being built in the vicinity to house the expected increase in the number of workers on site. The design and construction of the workers accommodation which will house 2,700 people will be undertaken by Al Khor & Dakira Schemes & Services.
Ghanim Al Kuwari, executive director of Competition Venues, said: “We are progressing well at Al Khor and this new workers accommodation under construction is the latest sign of that development.
“The proposed design for the accommodation was reviewed by the Technical Delivery Office and the Workers Welfare Committee at the SC to ensure alignment with our standards. We are excited for the next stage of work on Al Bayt Stadium to begin. By appointing a local company, we also stand by our commitment to develop the private sector as we progress towards 2022.” (See also Contractors)